I was born in 1968, and grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. My mother made art and my father was a chef, so the visual and culinary arts were influential from an early age. I like the idea that my life experience filters through my art. The creative process is how I make sense of who I am and my place in the world. My work uses found and collected objects to make still-life and portrait photographs. I also enjoy documentary photography and alternative photographic processes. I actively exhibit my art. The Philadelphia History Museum, and other institutions, include my work in permanent collections. I have received grants from The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation and other organizations. The Sony World Photography Awards, among others, has selected my art as winning images. Publications such as Adore Noir Magazine, and Monovisions Journal circulate my pictures. I taught photography at The Delaware College of Art and Design and The Somerset Academy in Las Vegas. I have a BFA from The University of the Arts, and an AFA from The Delaware College of Art and Design.